National Parks Travel Posters, Resurrected

Lists: Doug Leen helped rescue some WPA travel posters from oblivion. Here's a look at 11 of his stunning originals and re-creations.

The five travel posters on this page are new, original works by Doug Leen based on the style of the WPA-era classics. Page one features his re-creations of WPA-era classics. For more about the National Park posters, read Eli Ellison’s interview with the man who calls himself the “Ranger of the Lost Art.”

Orignial work by Doug Leen, based on the style of the WPA-era classics.

Orignial work by Doug Leen, based on the style of the WPA-era classics.

Orignial work by Doug Leen, based on the style of the WPA-era classics.

Orignial work by Doug Leen, based on the style of the WPA-era classics.

Orignial work by Doug Leen, based on the style of the WPA-era classics.



15 Comments for National Parks Travel Posters, Resurrected

Doug Spurlin 09.25.09 | 2:47 PM ET

Actually, the Bandelier poster is an original as well. Several copies were found in the park archives at Bandelier in the early 2000s.

Michael Yessis 09.25.09 | 4:42 PM ET

Thanks, Doug. You’re right. We’ve misplaced one of the images. It’s now fixed.

Wanderluster 09.25.09 | 8:24 PM ET

Love ‘em. Wish they still created them like this!

ruth tussey 09.28.09 | 4:07 PM ET

I could not open the posters on page one but the page2 posters were beautiful. I am puzzled ...why didn’t page 1 open???

ruth tussey 09.28.09 | 4:23 PM ET

I can’t get the images on page 1. the second page is fine. why can’t I get page 1 images?
ruth Tussey

Eva Holland 09.28.09 | 4:25 PM ET

Hi Ruth, we’re trying to figure out what the trouble is. Stay tuned! Thanks.

ruth tussey 09.28.09 | 10:31 PM ET

Thanks,-but I still can’t open page 1 -I’ve tried several times.

Fred Knox 09.30.09 | 4:56 AM ET

The only poster I could see was the Bandelier.  What gives?

Elizabeth 09.30.09 | 10:22 AM ET

Can these be ordered?

Eva Holland 09.30.09 | 11:18 AM ET

Hi Fred - We’re trying to sort out the problem, it seems to be an issue with Internet Explorer. If you have Safari or Firefox, the page should load.

Elizabeth - Yes, I think so! Check out Rangerdoug.com.

TR 09.30.09 | 11:34 AM ET

Thanks for sending me this link.  These are fantastic!  I love them!  I’ll definitely work it into a post - especially since I don’t love what I got from Bryce Canyon image wise.  Thanks!

David E 10.08.09 | 7:34 PM ET

The Museum of the National Park Ranger in Yellowstone has some awesome 60s posters on display. Any chance those are going to be reprinted too?

Fred Knox 10.11.09 | 11:02 PM ET

;Thanks.  I can see them all.  They are fantastic.

bob 11.03.09 | 9:57 PM ET

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bob 11.03.09 | 9:58 PM ET

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